<VV> Newfangled 'ring compressor' updated

Ron ronh at owt.com
Mon Nov 22 00:00:29 EST 2010

Right!  How often do you ever R and R a piston and cylinder?  Maybe three 
times in it's lifetime and then the chamfer would have to be done over 
whenever it's bored larger.  More likely the piston will never be removed 
except when it's bored.  Let that idea die fast!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J R Read" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: "VirtualVairs AA" <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 1:55 PM
Subject: <VV> Newfangled 'ring compressor' updated

>I don't know Chuck...
> Seems to me you'd have to be careful not to remove any of the sealing
> surface at the bottom end of the barrel and that you could have inserted a
> dozen or more piston and ring assemblies using a ring compressor in the 
> time
> it would take to prepare just one barrel end.
> Later, JR
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>
> To: "Ron" <ronh at owt.com>; "Dave Ziegler" <dziegler3 at comcast.net>
> Cc: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>; "Frank DuVal" <corvairduval at cox.net>
> Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:24 PM
> Subject: <VV> Newfangled 'ring compressor' alternative revised / updated
>> Some clarification added, since I still think this is the way to go ... ?
>> Re-Bevel the crankcase-side inside end of the barrel to gradually slip
>> rings
>> into the barrel when inserting pistons ?
>> (Eliminates need for ring compressor altogether ?)
>> www.yourbuyersinn.com/Cars/Corvair/CorvairTools.htm
>> Charlie
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